Reunited after a 7 year hiatus Garbage returns with Not Your Kind of People on their own label, STUNVOLUME. The band’s story is full of happy accidents and an attitude that embraces movement and change in their lives and chosen industry. Of their origins, guitarist Duke Erikson said, “we had no intention of even touring. We thought we’d write some songs and see what happened.” Some of those songs became “I Think I’m Paranoid,” and the more recent, “Blood For Poppies” both of which were performed acoustic live in studio on WXRT today.
Garbage has a special history with Chicago, and specifically XRT. While on an early tour Butch Vig heard “Vow” played on XRT and that moment inspired the idea that playing with Garbage could actually be a career for the members of the band. “I remember the first time I felt that Garbage actually might have a career was when I was driving to Chicago and heard “Vow” on XRT,” said Vig. “There’s something cool about hearing your songs on the radio that never gets boring.”
Now after having released five studio albums, reuniting out of a hiatus, and starting their own record label, Garbage have made their music their lives. Garbage plays a sold out show at the Metro tonight, August 7.
If you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets to tonight’s show, head north to Madison for a set this Thursday.